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Angry motorists attack Brockway construction workers

JOHN A. BAYLESS

According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, motorists frustrated by the traffic delays caused by an erosion control project on Brockway Summit have been attacking construction workers.

Workers have endured a hail of insults, potshots by an individual shooting paintballs at equipment and personnel – and on Friday a hurled bagel struck an employee in the face and knocked him to the ground.

Officer Wes Maehler of the California Highway Patrol said the CHP is investigating numerous crimes against the construction workers.

“Recently, the CHP took a report of an individual threatening to run down and kill the construction workers,” Maehler wrote in a press release Tuesday. “The threat was

broadcast over Channel 10 on the CB radio. On Friday, Aug. 14, a construction worker was hit in the face by a thrown bagel. The impact was enough to knock the worker to the ground.” He said an individual has also been spotted on numerous occasions shooting paintballs at workers and equipment.

Maehler said all of the crimes against the workers are considered open and investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information on the crimes is urged to contact him at the CHP office, at (530)587-3518.

“The construction project is understandable frustrating to motorists, but it is unfortunate these frustrations have to be directed against the construction workers,” Maehler said. “These workers are just doing their jobs as each of us do day after day. The CHP will do whatever it can to successfully prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes.”

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